I have a 18 year old grandson with UC. His parents and grandparents(me) are trying to help him with this journey. We just started Adams diet and need help with what’s the best way to introduce foods.
My Grandson’s Colitis
Davian ( my grandson) found out Nov 2013 that he had UC. After bleeding, suffering in silence, for several months he finally came forward that something was wrong. He lost over 25 pounds and was pooping mostly blood.
We rushed him to the hospital and there he stayed for 4 days. His colonoscopy showed what an awful mess he was in.
The Dr. Put him on prednisone, Asacol, and sent him home with the instructions, eat whatever you want but take these pills. Well, it didn’t take long before we realized that the pills weren’t working. He still was bleeding and in tons of pain.
So back to the doctor for additional meds and upped prednisone.
Well the story is the same. Some good days but most are not so good. Davian is a senior in high school and wants to run track but he is so afraid to be out on the track and need the bathroom. We have joined forces with him to try and find some relief. Now he is taking enemas every night plus his 18 pills a day.
His mother came across Adam’s story and we bought his books. After devouring this book we found new reasons to be hopeful. Davian’s began his new diet yesterday. It will be trail and error but if he can live without all these meds he would be such a happy boy.
He had Swiss steak lady night and is in awful pain today at school. We didn’t know that tomatoes were bad for him. Lesson learned.
Any help with diet for him while he gets his system settled down will be greatly appreciated.
It’s so awful to watch this amazing young man deal with UC. All through this process he as kept his senior grades at 3.6 so as you can see he is trying hard to move forward…his girlfriend is so supportive and wants to learn how to help him too.